Friday, November 30, 2012

Secrets Exposed by Lisa Renee Jones

I have to admit that I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy this story but I found that I did.  I am not a big fan stories about lawyers and was surprised that this one read as well as it did.  Lindsey Paxton was a lawyer who had left her father's law firm in New York after a bad case.  She had been defending an accused serial murderer and won the case.  After he was released another girl was found and DNA evidence pointed to her client.  Feeling responsible for the death of the girl, Lindsey left law and moved to Washington to join the FBI.  Her father has been diagnosed with cancer and Lindsey has come back to New York on a temp basis to get the firm back on track.  Mark Reeves is an ex-partner of Lindsey's father and the one person Lindsey hopes will help.

Mark has no desire to go back to the Paxton law firm.  Edward Paxton was not the same man who had trained him for years and the bad feelings between the two were obvious.  However, after meeting Lindsey in person and not just in pictures, he feels a connection he has never felt before.  He agrees to help the firm for six months as long as she stays as well.  Lindsey is not happy with that since she wants to get of New York and away from a case that is strangely like the case that almost destroyed her to begin with.

Join these two has they unfold the mysteries of love and murder.

Rated 4 stars

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Leather, Lace and Rock-n-Roll by Mia Dymond

Leather, Lace and Rock-n-Roll (SEALS, Inc., #1)Leather, Lace and Rock-n-Roll by Mia Dymond
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a new author for me and I really enjoyed Hawk and Rachel‘s story.

Hawk is a Navy Seal that is undercover as a international rock star. This gives his team a chance to fight terrorism all over the world. Rachel is being watched as a possible accomplice to a terrorist smuggling information through her firm.

Sometimes love develops in the most unexpected places. This was a good and I can't wait to read more from this author. I would be interested in seeing more back story to explain all the things that are going on with the characters in the book.

Fun read!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Something fun for you guys!

I found this as I was searching the web and thought you guys would enjoy!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012 Winner!

I have officially validated my word count for NaNoWriMo and have been declared a winner!! This was an amazing opportunity and I can not even begin to thank all the new and old friends that have helped me along the way.

Now I just have to wrap up the ending to my book to submit to Avon publishing next month! Fingers crossed!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving and many blessings for the holidays!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Don't Ask by Natalie Bell

I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. It is one of those books that you can sink into the head of the main character and really understand what drives her.

Julia is your typical college graduate with no really "career" prospects. She is locked into what I would describe as unhealthy relationships. There is Greg who is her drugged up sex buddy who wouldn't know a woman loved him if she knocked him over the head. There is Brian who is Bi, but I suspect as feelings for Julia. Then there is Duncan. He is the college boyfriend that cheated on her but she still manages to have a pseudo relationship with.

It was nice to read a story that was not front to back sex scenes. She alludes to sex between the characters but the story was more about Julia's interpersonal relationships. All in all a very good read, and I am happy to support a fellow Wrimo!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

50 Shades of Grey by E.L James

I have to admit when I first became aware of this series, I was expecting something a little darker and more erotic. To hear some of the stories and television reviews, this was a truly naughty set of books. Now that being said, I really did enjoy this series. It took me 2 days to read all three of the books(thank goodness they were all available on my Kindle!). I laughed and giggled through most of the books, Ana really was very naive on so many levels. I did find it strange that a 21 year old in today's society wasn't a little more knowledgeable in some of the sexual areas. Not necessarily in the actual sexual acts themselves but she just seemed to lack some basic sexual knowledge. Christian, what can I say about him other than yummy? This is a man who knows what he wants and takes it. I am in awe of his prowess. I would recommend this series to anyone that wants a good love story with a little bit of edge to it.

Beauty and the Feast by Julia Barrett

I am considered a die hard historical romance lover. However, in the the past few months I have been trying to step out of my "comfort" zone and explore new genres. On a whim, I downloaded this to my Kindle and decided to try something new. Beauty and the Feast did not disappoint! The characters were well developed and passionate with just enough flavor to be amazing. The food descriptions are tantalizing and I love that the recipes were included! I can't wait to try Eva's rub

My Twisted Drink: A Vampire Romance by JoAnn Mayer

I am a vampire junkie and will read just about anything I can get my hands on. I was not sure how this story was going to go but I was blown away! It is a new spin on the story and I love that! Alexander is a love him, hate him character that you can't help but fall in love with! Charlotte frustrated me at times but when you understand her backstory, you realize she is a powerful woman. Take a chance and fall in love with a vampire story that is true to the heart of the characters.

Eternal Crimson (Tears of Crimson Vampire Series) by Michelle Hughes

Sex and Vampires. Does life get any better than that? I am huge fan of real vampire stories(Twlight was okay but not earthshattering)and Ms. Hughes knows how to bring the steam to the pages! Rafe is a creature that all paranormal romance readers would love to sink their teeth into and I am awed by how well developed his character is. Cara is an interesting heroine to say the least. The dynamics that arise between the main characters is amazing and I was surprised at the way it all played out. This is one of those books and series of characters that you find yourself longing for more of.

A Night at Tears of Crimson (Tears of Crimson Vampire Nightclub) by Michelle Hughes

This has to be one of the sexiest paranormal reads that I have found. When I first purchased this book I was unfamiliar with the work of Ms. Hughes but I decided to take a chance because lets face it, sex and vampires are pure seduction. I love the setting of a bar in New Orleans. I am from the south and those hidden little bars have some of the most fascinating stories to tell. Her characters, Rafe and Cara, are real. They feel a connection that doesn't happen everyday and seeing that passion develop is like watching a flower unfold.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Loving Control (Club Rio Brava, Book One) by Ann Jacobs

Elijah "Eli" Calhoun is a top-notch trauma surgeon who also happens to be a practicing Dom. Margaret "Maggie" Berman is a third year resident studying under Eli and is a submissive. A past Master has turned Maggie off of new D/s relationships but she is wildly attracted to Eli. She is afraid to be too direct because she wants a man to know what she needs and make her submit. Sensing that Eli just might be what she has been searching for she makes a move. She wants a true Dom in bed with her and is surprised when it turns out that Eli is just the man she has been needing. He is everything she wants in a Dom and he is so enthralled that Maggie is the perfect submissive that he proceeds quickly with claiming her as his.

This is a quick read and a good book. I would recommend this to those who are interested in wading into the BDSM world but not ready to go stock their own dungeon.

Rate 4 Stars

Monday, November 12, 2012

I haven't forgotten you!

I feel like I have been so lazy lately since I have not added any new reviews I have not forgotten you though, I promise. It has been hectic with trying to work on my own book. I am currently competing on NaNoWriMo and it has been taking up quite a bit of my time. I am not complaining though! Writing a book has always been my dream and even if it never sees the light of day, I will be satisfied.

Writing has always been a dream of mine and to think that for the first time in my life I am actually attempting it has been very surreal to me. I have to admit that I am terrified that someone is going to read it and ask me what I was smoking when I wrote it!!

Wish me luck and I hope to have a few new reviews for you in the upcoming weeks!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Avon Addicts

So, I am new to the blogging world and have decided to begin by expanding the topics on my blog. I do review for Avon books. I am currently an Avon Addict squared. We are a select group of women chosen from around the country and given opportunities to review and promote Avon books and Authors. Since quite a few of my favorite authors are Avon authors I am a very happy lady! I am also currently involved in NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month. You have 30 days in November to write a 50,000 word novel. It is amazingly frustrating and I am loving the challenge. For more information, checkout

I am open to request for reviews. I prefer romance and paranormal, but would be willing to persue other genres. If I don't feel like I could do your book justice or in a reasonable amount of time, I will let you know that. I have reviewed for several independent authors. I post reviews to goodreads, amazon, facebook, twitter, and my blog. If you would like to have me place a review somewhere else. Just let me know. As always, feel free to take a look around and let me know if you would like to see something in particular!


Friday, November 2, 2012

Bonds of Trust by Lynda Aicher

I received this book as an ARC for review. This is one of those books that draws you in and keeps you there for the whole story.

Cali Reynolds is a 44 year old divorcee who is searching for something. She is hoping that she will find it at The Den, the Twin Cities most exclusive BDSM club. Her marriage fell apart since her husband seemed to have no interest in sex. On the first night at the club, newbies are usually paired with a Dom that helps them explore the club and become acclimated. The Den is owned by three "brothers." Jake, Deklan, and Seth all share in the responsibilites of the club. Seth has done the interviews for Cali and asks Jake to do a second interview with her. Jake is not sure he really wants to break in a newbie but he goes to meet her anyway. He is floored by the sensual innocence that Cali exhibits and decides to spend the evening as her Dom.

Her evening with Jake is everything sexual that Cali has been looking for her entire adult life. Jake is amazed at the feelings she brings out in him and the breathtakingly sensual submissive side she is exhibiting.

Her submission to Jake is everything that he has ever craved in a Sub and he is honored by her gift to him. His dominance of her is what Cali has always craved. This book wraps a sensual spell around the world of BDSM and draws you in, and leaves you longing to explore more.